U21@21 Funding Award winners announced

We are pleased to announce that eight projects have been successful in securing funding from the U21@21 fund, as part of a celebration of Universitas 21's 21st anniversary.

The U21@21 fund was offered on a competitive basis for projects, initiatives and events, to be held in 2018, to demonstrate the value of Universitas 21 and to increase its profile across students, staff, academics and broader external audiences.

In all, twenty-nine applications were submitted for funding. Of these, the judging panel selected eight projects to receive support, all of which will celebrate U21@21:

  • Alistair Kwan, University of Auckland - Virtual Museum Exhibition: Cultural Exchanges through the U21 Network
  • Professor Simon Bates, University of British Columbia  - Teaching practices and Attitudes towards teaching across U21
  • Debanuj Dasgupta, University of Connecticut  - Geography of Human Rights  
  • Dr Masato Kajimoto, University of Hong Kong  - Beyond Fake News: News Literacy Joint workshop and student symposium
  • Dr Youngah Do, University of Hong Kong  - The 3rd Asian Junior Linguistics Conference
  • Dr Ligia Lopez, University of Melbourne - Thinking through and against borders (two-part global webinar series)
  • Dr Joanna McIntyre, University of Nottingham  - Teacher, Education and Migration
  • Rhys Palmer, UNSW Sydney - UNSW and SJTU: Sydney and Shanghai - U21 Knowledge Partners for the Future


“The U21@21 fund has been designed to share resources to support projects that will have a high impact on staff and students across the whole network. This is a very good opportunity to demonstrate how U21 seeks to offer value to staff and students by making a difference to their day-to- day experience, and that encourages innovative cross-university collaborations. I congratulate all those who entered the competition which is a fitting initiative to mark U21’s 21st anniversary year."

Professor Sir David Eastwood, Chair of U21


“I want to take this opportunity to thank all applicants for the time and effort involved in submitting entries, it was a great pleasure to read all the ideas from across the network and hard to choose winners from such a high-quality pool. We look forward to sharing the impact of the winning projects over the coming months and are excited to see how these eight projects will develop during this very special anniversary year for U21.”

Prof Bairbre Redmond, Provost U21